UNC Today: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Toner Scam Alert

Purchasing and Contracts reminds everyone that ink and toner for your non-Ricoh office devices (HP, Canon, Brother, Epson, etc.) must be purchased directly from the Office Depot Business website. All Ricoh toners and supplies must be ordered through the Ricoh managed print contract coordinated by IM&T.

Some campus offices have recently been targets of an attempted ink and toner scam. Here is an example of how the toner scam works.

A scammer calls someone on campus, saying they're the university's regular supplier and that they noticed you're low on ink or printer toner. They then ask for the printer's serial number or model information so they can ship some unwanted ink and toner. Once they have "hooked" you, they send the merchandise, but then also send an invoice for hundreds of dollars higher than UNC would normally pay for the same toners.

Do not provide any information -- UNC VISA card numbers, serial numbers or models numbers for your printing devices -- to these callers. Terminate the call as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should you place orders for toner from any vendor that has called you to solicit such a sale.

If you receive a scam call like described above, report it to Purchasing and Contracts at 970-351-2287.

Please share this information with others in your department that should be alerted to this situation.

It's Not Too Late to Register for Homecoming 5K Fun Run

There's still time to register for Campus Recreation's annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday morning. The event is open to everyone. The registration fee is $20 per participant, which includes run/walk entry, a Homecoming 5K T-shirt, a breakfast burrito voucher, a Campus Recreation water bottle and an Eastbay coupon.

Registration and check-in will is at 7:30 a.m,; early registration is available online or at the Campus Recreation Center front desk. Pre-race and post-race snacks and refreshments will be provided; towels and lockers will be available in the CRC as well.

Anyone who needs help registering or has additional questions can contact TaJuan Bell at 970-351-4252 or tajuan.bell@unco.edu.

Nominations for Student Veteran of Excellence Award Due Nov. 1

UNC's chapter of Student Veterans of America is accepting nominations from all members of the university community for the Student Veteran of Excellence Award, with a deadline of Nov. 1. Nominees should be UNC students who are serving or have served in the military and who go above and beyond what is expected of them. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominations should be submitted using this Qualtrics form by Nov. 1. Email questions or concerns to Katy LeFary at kathryn.lafary@unco.edu.

The Student Veterans of America chapter established the award in Robert Longwell's name. Longwell, who was a World War II veteran, earned his master's degree from UNC in 1961 and taught at the university for 27 years. He passed away in 2013.

The Student of Excellence award recipient will be announced at the UNC Military Appreciation football game on Nov. 18, when UNC takes on Cal Poly at Nottingham Field.

Katy LaFary, second from right, receives last year's Robert Longwell Student Veteran of Excellence Award from UNC Student Veterans of America president Sam Findley, far left, Dan Turnbeaugh, director of UNC Veteran Services, and Klawz.

UNC Trustees to Meet Oct. 20 to Discuss Presidential Search

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting with the presidential search committee at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Council Room of the University Center, 2101 10th Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

The committee, representing faculty, staff and students, will discuss feedback from a recent campus and community survey regarding the draft of leadership characteristics in addition to the job description for the presidential search for the successor to Kay Norton, who announced in September her plans to retire in June.

Campus Community Invited to Alumni Association Homecoming Events

Development and Alumni Relations invite faculty and staff to attend their free Homecoming events on Friday, Oct. 20. The "UNC Past, Present, Future" panel discussion from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Panorama room in the University Center will explore UNC traditions and history, how they inform today's student experience and what's in store for the future. Join Tobias Guzman, AVP of Enrollment Management and Student Access, Jean Morrell, former Dean of Students, and Evan Welch, Assistant Dean of Student Life for this interactive panel.

At "Leaving Your Legacy" from 3-4 p.m. in room 139 in the Skinner Music Library, lean how planned giving helps you meet your personal, financial and estate goals while providing long-lasting support for the university. Learn about the impact and benefits of leaving a gift to UNC in your will.

Information about other 2017 Homecoming events and activities is available here.

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